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On the eve of one of the most significant events in UK skate and fashion this year, we take a look at the Palace Skateboards ‘Mid-Season’ offering that is set to drop tomorrow, coinciding with the opening of the brands first ever retail store.
The last few weeks has seen the internet ablaze with rumours and eventually confirmation of Palace’s flagship store opening in London’s Brewer Street of Soho. Following their hugely popular release earlier this season, the skate powerhouse have continued to gather even more momentum and have now unveiled their latest collection which have been showcased in their latest lookbook, once again featuring team rider Blondey McCoy.
Again progressive in design and retrospective in its inspiration, the ‘Mid-Season’ release introduces several new styles including Italian made work pant and chino offerings, track suits, colour blocked Scottish made knitwear, Japanese selvedge denim and premium outerwear pieces that include a wool bomber and over shirts made in the UK. Palace align with their street ready aesthetic with a range of graphic based tees, hoodies and coach jackets, featuring updated renditions of the iconic tri-logo and trailblazers designs, as well as a new headwear drop of caps and bucket hats.
In addition to the latest collection the shop will also be carrying records and skateboards, and will be open everyday from Saturday the 25th of April. The Palace Skateboards ‘Mid-Seaon’ Collection will be available at the brands flagship store from tomorrrow…
26 Brewer St.
Soho, London W1F 0SW
In one of the most highly anticipated drops of the season, Palace give us a glimpse of what to expect from their Spring/Summer 2015 collection, which also sees the brand re-launch their website for the release.
I’m sure the internet will be going into meltdown when the collection launches tomorrow (Friday 13th of March), although this is mainly down to the hype around the brand, the Spring/Summer release further reiterates why Palace have got to where they are today and is a solid representation of the brands growth. Focusing in on more technical outerwear pieces, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection sees Palace step away from their more graphic based staples and rather concentrates on providing more considered, functional garments that serve for skating just as well as for ‘hitting the pub with your mates’. It’s a far cry from the brands initial t-shirt line, but from its humble beginnings up until now, the brand has continued to maintain their recognisable style.
There is a great mix of outerwear, from lightweight nylon windbreakers to more heavyweight wool bombers, all of which are 100% British made and give consideration to the British ‘summer’. From what we can see from the visuals, the collection is rounded off with some strong graphic based long-sleeves and headwear options, from 5-panels to beanies.
Off the back of their nostalgic sportswear release with Adidas the last year, in which we were beginning to see glimmers of how the brand was planning to develop, we see Palace really step up operations not only through the clothing they produce but as a clothing company. Known for their experimental graphic pieces, they have successfully channeled their creativity into new ventures, in particular cut and sew, offering high quality clothing with a large sportswear influence. As a UK based site its inspiring to see a London skate brand grow and be recognised and widely respected worldwide, simply by doing something they love and supporting those around them. Their latest release continues to bring the brands unique aesthetic that encapsulates British style and fuses it with UK skate influence.
The Palace Spring/Summer 2015 release will be available from the brands web store – palaceskateboards.com, from Friday the 13th of March.
Image source – I-D